News: April 23rd to May 10th, 2001 (10 entries)
5:39pm, 10 May 2001:
With a bit of tweaking, I've gotten my SETI@home workunit time down
to about two and a half hours. Wow. Outlaw Star had a pretty decent
ending to it... relative, that is, to the last two anime series I've
watched (Cowboy Bebop and Serial Experiments Lain). Let me tell you
right now: If you like Cowboy Bebop, don't watch the last two episodes.
Serial Experiments Lain had some cool ideas in it but it was sooooo
long and boring and vague and weird. Aaaah, if you think you want to
watch SEL, just watch the first episode, then go read a synopsis of
the whole series; don't throw away a half dozen hours of your life.
Yikes. Anyway. Nothing new today... maybe tomorrow since I don't have
2:06pm, 8 May 2001:
Oops, havn't updated the news lately... oh well, it's not like anyone
actually reads this site anyway. Last I checked, we had 17 visitors.
Hm. I'm pretty sure those were all me... so... but anyway, I downloaded
the SETI@home command line version of the client from the setidata.ssl.berkeley.edu
ftp server in the public directory after I saw some comments on Virtual
Hideout about how much faster it was than the graphical version most
people download. My average work unit time has gone from 45-50 hours
to about 5 hours. You can check out my SETI@home stats here,
if you want. 16 units uploaded as of the time of this posting. Oh yes,
yesterday I got volume 3 of the Outlaw Star DVD series (vol. 3 is the
last one). I only have the last 5 episodes to watch now to see if the
crew can find the galactic ley-line. Woo. Episode 20, btw, featured
Harry McDougal in an extremely kewl mechanical battlesuit.
5:25pm, 29 Apr. 2001:
Added GURPS Books I Own page to the GURPS section. Kind of sad, isn't
6:07pm, 27 Apr. 2001:
Added Techie Stuff page (the Techie link in the left frame) and a page
about data unit sizes just because I wanted to know exactly how large
a petabyte was. There was a story on Slash-Dot about some scientists
in Kyoto, Japan building a storage system involving a cube of glass
that could store 1 terrabyte.
1:34pm, 27 Apr. 2001:
Last night around 8:00pm, Kromm posted the Magic Items 3 Call for Submissions
on GURPSnet! Go here
to see the guidelines. MI3 is going to include items from non-traditional
fantasy settings, like Steampunk, Technomancer, Old West, etc. Looks
extremely kewl. The SJ Games site says "enchanted guns and spaceships
will be included!" Heh. E-mail email@example.com
with submissions (but read the guidelines first).
5:19pm, 26 Apr. 2001:
Made some minor adjustments to the index/main/menu suite. Got rid of
the <blockquote> that was on the greater portion of main.html.
Still trying to figure out how to get the Google form to automatically
get rid of the left frame. Oh well, not a big deal. I bought GURPS Magic
Items 2 and GURPS Cyberworld today (making them the 44th and 45th books
in my collection). Considering doing a GURPS Magic Items page. I think
the Chip AI rules need to be fleshed out. Need to get my In Nomine book
from Jason (it has that body-hopping advantage in it). Still working
on my own Sci Fi setting, might have Justin playtest it tonight if we
get bored with Diablo II (we just got our level 25/24 Sorceress and
Barbarian into the Durance of Hate--if we kill Mephisto, we get to go
into Hell). Yay. Oh yeah, I've decided I'm going to archive these little
"news" bits every week so the main page doesn't fill up with
10:24pm, 24 Apr. 2001:
Inspiration struck, so I added a page to the GURPS section. New Cyberware
and Biomods. Have 3 items there right now. If you wanna make up another
and send it to me, feel free.
6:29pm, 24 Apr. 2001:
Added Google search form and counter. Need to reorganize frames so I
don't need to use the blockquote tag to space things. Anyway.
5:24pm, 24 Apr. 2001:
Added GURPS directory and index, GURPS Sliders page, and e-mail link.
Going to convert old GURPS documents from mid-90's so they can be put
up here. Some are obosolete, but most are interesting (or at least amusing).
BTW, I'll reply to any and all e-mail I receive and I usually check
it 3 times a day.
10:24pm, 23 Apr. 2001:
Removed old "Under Construction" index. Uploaded new main
index and frames, added PGP section, made mini-title graphic. Woo.